Assorted links by Tyler Cowen August 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm in 1. Claims (speculative?) about the culture that is Filipino seafarers. 2. Is the Somalian central bank actually an ATM? 3. S Balachander veena (video). And Jessica Crispin on Pinker on science. 4. Why is Japan in a summer slump? 5. Puffin collects flower. 6. Good interview with the excellent Vaclav Smil. 7. The true origins of Little House on the Prairie.